Originally posted by LordBucket
reply to post by TarzanBeta
the purpose of my thread is to determine how it would
be wisest to go about such a process.
Ok. So then again I ask...what exactly is it you're trying to accomplish? Is your goal to rally support? To help yourself affirm your beliefs? To
create an avenue for others to be able justify rebellion against powers they feel a guilty allegiance to? Or are you trying to remind others that they
are sovereign to themselves and have no reason to owe allegiance to governments and corporations in the first place?
Jefferson wrote his own document, specific to his particular purposes. You can do the same. But it's often easier to get where you're going when you
have a clear idea of what your destination is.
You make a good point.
My destination, after a little contemplation, is to simply remind people that our freedom cannot be taken away from us. Even at gunpoint, we still
have our freedom. Too many people sell their souls for their "liberties". But really, they are just buying their liberties back in return for
their slavery. It's so ironic that it's sillly. People don't realize that they do have their freedom no matter what.
And further, my personal stock in it is that, even though I can come here to ATS and be entertained with like-minded individuals, I am an outcast in
real life society. I am alone. And people think I'm crazy. And I don't play politics with people to make them like me - I act upon what I think
I am a christian outcast among christians. I am a patriot outcast among patriots. I am a human outcast among humans!
It's just craziness.
And it gets so disturbing because the people who tell me that I am crazy are the same people who think that they do live in a free country and think
that they do have freedom and yet they are lazy at work and just do enough to get by because they don't make enough to do a great job and they tell
me I am crazy for always working hard and taking my job seriously - and think that I am a hypocrite to care so much about freedom and yet slave
despite my salary...
But I work the way I do because I have the freedom to do so and I believe that doing the right thing for the sake of what is right is good work. I
believe that the reward system is false and has made the entirety of society weak-minded and practically unknowingly subservient to the system in
It's just sad seeing the world around me be so busy and yet not really truly busy at all. The vanity is insanity. I want people to remember who
People are born with these natural rights and then are convinced that they are ENTITLED by the time they are toddlers because they are spoiled and
raised to be politically correct and yet void of honor. But that's insanity because we are born with natural rights but also, in order to exist with
eachother we must love eachother - which means personally giving up our own rights to serve others because we choose to do so. Not because we will be
rewarded for it! This stupid cut-throat mentality, this crazy "Me and my own" mentality, this insane world which believes that we DESERVE
anything... but it's not totally our faults.
Of course, once we come to knowledge of this, it is. But some people, and it shocked me, too, actually don't know any better. I mean... a lot of
people don't know any better.
And this is the reason. If we can figure out a way to declare humanity's independence from groups and powers, and bring people to this realization,
then I think people will be more free to understand how society has gone wrong and what we can do to truly improve it.
And all we have to do is love eachother and be honest with ourselves.
And the utter irony is that most people won't believe this is possible because everyone else won't do it. "Why should I love everyone else, they
aren't gonna do it." Because people are that selfish. People are too afraid to face evil - so they protect themselves with evil.
That makes me laugh and cry inside.
My goal is to cause those who don't know better who would make a difference to know - and also to cause those who would not do better to feel
convicted of their wrong when they do it so that their life is not comfortable knowing that taking from others is not right.